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Articles from the April 19, 2018 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Baseline water data focus of mining forum

The Chilkat Valley Mining Committee hosted and organized a forum on water Wednesday evening where speakers outlined the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Assembly gets existential

The Haines Borough Assembly met Monday and discussed their effectiveness as a body and as individual representatives. The special meeting, which is sl...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Earth Week speaker talks trash, compost

Zero-waste lifestyle expert and author Bea Johnson encouraged Haines to live simply and skip single-use plastics at her recent presentation. “If...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Plastic bags in Haines

Plastic bags have a bad rap and Haines is taking strides to reduce their use. Haines Friends of Recycling’s zero-waste themed Earth Week has renewed... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Assembly weighs Chilkoot congestion during tour permit approval hearing

The Haines Borough Assembly wrestled with the issue of Chilkoot corridor congestion last week before approving a new tour permit. Increased human... Full story

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Safety commission wants drug dog

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission recommended the borough research purchasing a drug-sniffing dog for the police department. Officer Chris...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Students garner praise at Music Fest

Haines High School musicians received high marks at the 2018 Southeast Alaska Spring Music Festival in Juneau last week. Individuals and ensembles in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Dan Henry to give 'Shaman's River' talk

Chilkoot Indian Association will present “Everything from afar drifts ashore: The Northern Hub of Tlingit Country” —a book talk by Dan Henry, au...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Lighthouse committee on third round attempt to lease Eldred Rock

The Eldred Rock Lighthouse Committee hopes it’s near the end of an almost 20-year battle to access the island and restore the historic lighthouse....

 

Gunalch'eesh for memorial support

When the Lord lays it on your heart what he wants you to do with His guidance, everything falls into place. It’s awesome! Gunalch’eesh (Thank...

 

A ton of thanks for equipment day

Heavy Equipment Day, sponsored by Alaska Miners Association Haines Chapter, was a resounding success. We owe thanks to the many local volunteers who...

 

Thanks for easing our bumps in the road

I wish to express my thanks to all the compassionate, caring people in Haines and Klukwan. In the past nine months when my wife Denise was diagnosed...

 

Resources out, degradation in

I have witnessed first-hand the result of the University of Alaska’s timber removal operations at Icy Bay, north and west of Yakutat: A once...

 

Salvation Army appreciates support

We here at The Salvation Army would like to thank those in the Haines community who continue to support us, as we continue “Doing The Most Good.”...

 

Drug-sniffing dog is business as usual

Suddenly the Haines Police Department has abandoned its claim to urge for a compassionate paradigm shift. At the April 12 meeting of the Public...

 

Stand by for a substantial response

In response to Eric Holle’s Letter to Editor published in last Thursday’s issue, it is difficult to respond adequately in the Chilkat Valley...

 

Duly Noted

Conan Aaru Ligo Shields was born to Vija Pelekis and Darren Shields on March 20 at 8:28 p.m. The happy and healthy little boy weighed 8 pounds 12...

 

Police Report

April 10 A 21 Mile Haines Highway caller reported finding a watch. April 11 A Sawmill Road caller reported a vehicle that has been abandoned on...

 

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